Weekend Reading – October 26, 2014

A learning mind is always open to new ideas, thoughts and endeavors in life and there is no frontier that is beyond human race. Here are some of the best articles that I enjoyed this week and they can sprout seeds of new thinking or reinforce existing ones.

1. Why would an Aerospace Engineer Want to be an Uber Driver by Financial Samurai
In this interesting post, Sam cites various reasons: make easy money, yeah 😉 who does’nt want, diversify income, make more money in driving and tax benefits, mixing business with pleasure, talking to people and avoid loneliness. Had lot of fun reading it 🙂

2. Exposed: V-Shaped Recovery Malarkey by MoneyAndMarkets
Mike has an interesting take on the economic recovery and why markets suddenly dip and dap: algorithmic trading and central bank put speculation. It provides a fresh perspective, a good read!

3. Open fire on these Dividend Stocks by DivHut
Keith has really opened his fire 😉 on some of the Firearms and Ammo dividend stocks: Alliant TechSystems (ATK), Olin Corp. (OLN), Sturm, Roger & Co. Inc. (RGR), National Presto Industries Inc. (NPK), and Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. (HE). Need to ponder if I want to open my fire on these yet!

4. You can escape to financial freedom by TheEscapeArtist
TEA has an interesting take on achieving financial freedom and safe withdrawal rate (SWR) of 4% and how much is enough. I could not agree more that there is no magic formula and everyone needs are unique.

5. Is there value in Coca-Cola and IBM after big respective drops by DividendMantra
Jason wrote an excellent post on KO and IBM‘s value after their big drop in earnings. It details out pros and cons of these two great companies, later one, I’m owning in my own DRIP portfolio.

Did you like any other specific post or book that you have read recently and wish to inform readers of this blog as well? 

Have a good weekend and thanks for reading!

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